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Hundreds move to safer places, flood alert in Baramulla areas
Flood alert sounded as Jehlum crosses 16 feet mark in Srinagar
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Mar 29: A flood alert was sounded by the authorities as the water level of river Jehlum crossed the 16 feet mark at Ram Munshi Bagh here tonight. Giving details an official spokesman of district administration said people living on the banks of rivers, flood channels and nallahs have been asked to be on alert. He added that due to the flood alert all employees associated with flood duty have been directed to report to their offices im...
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Mufti rushes to Srinagar, asks Adm to take all measures to safeguard people
CM issues directions to utilize all available resources, urges people not to panic
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Mar 29: Cancelling all his prior engagements at Jammu, chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today rushed to Srinagar to review the situation first-hand that has arisen due to incessant rains which have continued to lash Kashmir Valley from the last two consecutive days. Chief minister chaired a high-level meeting which was attended by the minister for PHE, I&FC, Sukhnandan Kumar, minister for finance, Dr. Haseeb A Drabu, Minister for ...
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44 structures damaged in heavy rains, slides
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Mar 29: At least 44 structures including 18 residential houses were damaged due to landslides caused by heavy rainfall in Kashmir over the past 24 hours. A landslide caused by the rain in Chontinar village of central Kashmir Budgam district destroyed eight residential houses and 10 cowsheds last evening, reports quoting official sources said. At least 26 residential houses were partially damaged by the landslide but there were no r...
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`No loss of life’
221 families shifted to safer places in Budgam: Hanjura
`Experts monitoring erosion, landslide prone areas’
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Mar 29: Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today stated that 221 families affected by way of land erosion and landslides in various areas of district Budgam were shifted to safer places. So far there was no loss of life from anywhere and the experts were monitoring the situation. Intervening during the discussion on demands for grants for the departments of Revenue, Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Relief and Rehabilitation ...
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No flood threat in valley: Paddar
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Mar 29: Minister of State for Public Health Engineering, Irrigation and Flood Control Abdul Majid Paddar Sunday said that there was no flood threat in Kashmir Valley at the moment adding that the water logging had taken place due to incessant rains and blockage of drains in Srinagar city. “People need not to worry as government has already put in place necessary measures and situation is being reviewed minute by minute,” he added. The m...
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No flood threat to Kashmir Valley: MeT
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Mar 29: Sonam Lotus, director of the meteorological office, today said there is no flood threat to the Kashmir Valley. Talking to media, he said, "Although there has been a rise in the water level of rivers and streams in the Kashmir Valley due to overnight incessant rains, there is no reason to worry.” Lotus added that every downpour and precipitation does not bring a flood. “There is little likelihood of any flood in the valley bec...
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Mufti should dispel rumours of fresh floods: Omar
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Mar 29: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah today asked Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to reassure the people about the factual position and dismiss the rumours of fresh floods in the valley. The former chief minister via Twitter said that the authorities should reassure the people. "The poor residents of Srinagar must be absolutely terrified. Time for the authorities to reassure them," he tweeted. "From all...
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Omar urges Centre to start more flights in J&K
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Mar 29: National Conference's working president Omar Abdullah today asked the Centre to operate additional flights between Jammu and Srinagar to allow people to return home in Kashmir in view of closure of the only road link between the Valley and rest of the country. "Request Govt Of India @PMOIndia @narendramodi to operate some additional flights between Jammu & Srinagar tomorrow for people stuck," Omar wrote on twitter. The 294-km Sr...
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Submerged roads creating problems for people
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, Mar 29: Continuous rainfall since yesterday has left large number of e roads across the city badly submerged. Several commercial and residential areas in the city are heavily water logged rendering people with immense inconvenience. The situation went bad along the busy commercial hub Lal Chowk with most of the roads and lanes completely inundated. The roads including Residency Road, M.A. Road, Jehangir Chowk, LD Road, Rajbagh are su...
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Digitization of Wakf record to be started soon: Veeri
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Mar 29: Minister for Haj & Auqaf Abdul Rehman Veeri Sunday informed the House that the government would soon start digitization of wakf records to ensure safety of its assets and transparency in the functioning of the department, adding that an exclusive website would also be launched for the purpose. Replying to demands for Grants of Haj & Auqaf Department in the Legislative Assembly today, the Minister maintained that to generate incom...
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‘LeT men waiting on Jammu border to launch attacks’
NEW DELHI, Mar 29 (Agencies): Terror is practically at our gate. The jehad machine in Pakistan has set up new launch pads within striking distance from the International Border. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), backed by the Pakistani forces, has set up base in areas quite close to the border to ensure that fidayeen attacks are swift and deadly. The recent attacks on security establishments, especially in Jammu, have been part of this strategy. A number ...
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IPS officers move govt on pay anomalies
P L UNIYAL
NEW DELHI Mar 29: In a unique case, some top IPS officers heading important posts of border security, intelligence and investigation have moved the government claiming "anomalies" in their salary packages, which they contend, lower their dignity and morale. The officers have been bracketed in the second top pay scale of Rs 75,500-Rs 80,000 as compared to the highest salary of Rs 80,000 fixed pay scale, despite they being the top police officers...
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LA passes Law, P Affairs, Relief & Rehab grants
J&K to set up Law Commission: Basharat
`5-member committee to consider CDF increase’ # ‘Amendment in SDRF norms moved to Centre’
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Mar 29: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and Relief & Rehabilitation Syed Basharat Bukhari Sunday stated that new coalition government would set up Law Commission to review redundant laws and identify laws requiring amendments. He also announced to constitute 5-member committee to consider increase in Constituency Development Fund (CDF). Underlining the commitment of the government towards the flood affected people,...
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LA passes PDD, H&UD grants
Govt pursuing with Centre power projects’ return: Nirmal
`Srinagar, Jammu smart city project top priority’ # NC-BJP duel over power projects
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Mar 29: Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh Sunday reiterated that the state government was pursuing return of power projects with the Centre and would also explore all possibilities of harnessing 20000 MW power potential in the state with the help of private players. He said special impetus would be given to harness the rich micro hydel potential available in the state for which new survey would be carried out soon. The Deputy Chief...
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CBI Court denies bail to Chairman Co-op Society
JAMMU, Mar 27 (JNF): Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court today denied bail to Chairman Cooperative Society for allegedly misappropriating Rs 74 lakhs of Ministry of Textiles. Special Judge Anticorruption (CBI Cases) J&K Jammu Suresh Sharma rejected bail application of Z A Bhatti, Chairman/MD/Secretary National Foundation and United Handicraft Self Help Group Federation Industrial Cooperative and a self claimed political and social acti...
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> J&K to order reshuffle in middle-rung bureaucracy
> Budget session begins on noisy note
> Harsh compliments new legislators, expects good demeanour, rectitude in the Legislature
> Territorial army recruitment for J&K candidates
 
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Avalanche warning issued
SRINAGAR, Mar 29: The authorities today issued an avalanche warning for various areas of Kashmir. An official spokesman said an avalanche warning exists for next 24 hours from March 29 to March 30, in the avalanche prone areas of Kulgam, Pulwama, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal and Kargil districts. He added that “Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, Pulwama, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal and Kargil districts are requested to advise ...
> Schools up to 8th class closed for 2 days
> Student killed in road accident
> Spring bloom: Sapling sales pick up in valley
> Singh’s job to attend diplomatic events: Omar
> HC directs implementation of expert panel recommendations
 
 
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AAP's internal feud
War within factions in Aam Aadmi Party is worsening, making a poor public spectacle and showing no signs of reconciliation, a reality that is tragic not only for the party but also for the country. The AAP success story was not simply about the rise and fall, re-emergence and saga of acrimony of a political formation. It is about setting a new tone and introducing a new idiom in India's politics, breaking the bastion of traditional political par...
> AFSPA promise
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> Much ado about nothing
> Optimism over J&K Budget
> Condemnable attacks
 
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Is secularism in danger in India
By Brij Bhardwaj
Is secularism in danger is a question which is being asked as minorities including Muslims and Christians raise issues like attacks on churches, places of worship which are being played up in foreign media also. Even leaders friendly to India like President Obama are advising that India can progress only by giving full space to all religions instead of being exclusive. Cries like India is a "Hindu nation, Love Jihad, Ghar Wapisi" and provocat...
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Of HMT & Air India
By Shivaji Sarkar
Signs of the Government settling down to business are emerging. Hiving off nine loss-making public sector units is apparently a good decision. However, there is a surprise that the largest loss-maker Air India (A-I) is not in the list. At the same time, it is a nostalgic loss to see the HMT Watches - the timekeeper of the nation, which brought pride to "made in India" is also slated for closure. While questioning the decision on the entire issu...
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> Cheating in exams: Reflection of rot in society - By Dr. S.Saraswathi
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> BJP's changing stance - By Obaid imtiyaz Mir
 
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S&T advancements
The manner in which the central government has gone ahead with transfers and postings of the senior scientists in the science and technology department at the national level, it appears that the people at the helm of affairs do not have any conception about the policy matters on this issue. It is all the more surprising that continuance of such politics guided by right wing policies have had a negative effect on the working of the institutions, ...
> Abolishing ceiling on poll-expenditure
> Removal of encroachments on pavements
> It’s Swamy Vs. Modi now
> End VVIP privileges
> How much useful private Toll plazas preventing corruption
 
 
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AAP removes Ramdas as Lokpal, Bhushan from disciplinary panel
NEW DELHI, Mar 29 (Agencies): Dissident AAP leader Prashant Bhushan was today removed from the party's disciplinary committee which was reconstituted and internal Lokpal Admiral (retd) L Ramdas shunted out, a day after Bhushan and senior leader Yogendra Yadav were expelled from the National Executive (NE) for "backstabbing" and "hatching conspiraces". At an "emergency" NE meeting here, the party removed Ramdas, a former navy chief, as internal ...
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> 82% of tribal rights entitlement cases quashed: RTI
> Swine Flu claims 12 more lives, toll rises to 2,035
> Beef ban is nothing but diversion from core issues: Cong
> Nitish meets PM, seeks compensation for state's financial loses
 
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Thousands bid farewell to Lee amid heavy rains in Singapore
SINGPORE, Mar 29 (Agencies): Tens of thousands of teary-eyed Singaporeans today braved torrential rains to bid adieu to the country's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew in a grand funeral attended by a host of world leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi who described him as one of the "tallest leaders of our times". 91-year-old Lee, the city-state's prime minister for 31 years and widely respected as the architect of Singapore's prosperity,...
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> Indian-American mom seeks Cong help to reunite with kids
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Sr J&K State Indian Style Wrestling C’ship on Mar 31
JAMMU, Mar 29: A meeting of J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association was held at Hotel India Pride Jammu under the chairmanship of President of Association, Shiv Kumar Sharma. It was decided in the meeting that 7th J&K State Indian Style Wrestling championship for men 2014-15 will be held at Dewan Mandir Akhara Jammu on March 31, 2015(Tuesday) under the supervision of chairman of the association Shri Prem Choudhary in which the teams of the Distr...
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> Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr honoured with lifetime achievement award
> Australia beat India to set up final clash with New Zealand
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ADB to give USD 300 mn loan to India
NEW DELHI, Mar 26 (Agencies): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will extend a loan of USD 300 million to India for improving road connectivity and increasing the domestic and regional trade along the North Bengal-North Eastern Region (NER). An agreement in this regard was signed with the ADB here, the Finance Ministry said in a statement. The loan has a 25-year repayment term. "The loan is the first tranche under USD 500 million multi-tranche ...
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> Blackmoney bill in LS, 100-yrs jail for concealing foreign funds
> Petrol, diesel prices in India lower than developed nations: Govt
> WTO members ask India to remove export sops to textiles
 
 
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